Complete Series: 4089
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
George Frederick Handel
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION DONALD BRYANT, Conductor
KATHRYN BOULEYN, Soprano DAN MAREK, Tenor
LINN MAXWELL, Contralto JOSEPH McKEE, Bass
Members of the University Symphony Orchestra
Nancy Hodge, Harpsichordist Robert Clark, Organist
Friday Evening, December 2, 1977, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
In order that the continuity of the work be maintained, it is requested that the audience refrain from applause until the end of each part of the program.
Tenor--Comfort ye, My people, saith your God; speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardon'd. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight, and the rough places plain.
Chorus--And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Bass--Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: Yet once a little while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations; and the desire of all nations shall come. The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, e'en the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in:
behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts. But who may abide the day of His coming and who shall stand when He appeareth--For He is like a refiner's fire.
Chorus--And He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
Contralto and Chorus--Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel: God with us. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain! Lift up thy voice with strength! Lift it up, be not afraid! Say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Arise, shine, for thy light is come; and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee!
Chorus--For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Christmas Concert No. 1 Complete Programs 4089
Soprano--There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo! the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying:
Chorus--Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth, good will toward men.
Soprano--Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion. Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem. Behold, thy king cometh unto thec. He is the righteous Saviour and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.
Contralto--Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
Contralto and Soprano--He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, and He shall gather the Iambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Come unto Him, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Chorus--His yoke is easy, His burthen is light.
Chorus--Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world.
Contralto--He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
He gave His back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. He hid not His face from shame and spitting.
Chorus--Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.
And with His stripes are we healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Tenor and Chorus--All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying:
He trusted in God that He would deliver Him; let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him.
Tenor--Thy rebuke hath broken His heart; He is full of heaviness. He looked for some to have pity on Him, but there was no man, neither found He any to comfort Him.
Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow.
He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of Thy people was He stricken.
But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell, nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.
Chorus--The Lord gave the word; great was the company of the preachers.
Soprano--How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.
Bass--Why do the nations so furiously rage together Why do the people imagine a vain thing The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed.
Chorus--Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us.
Tenor--He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Chorus and Audience--Hallelujah ! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Soprano--I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And tho' worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God! For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.
Chorus--Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Bass--Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Soprano--If God be for us who can be against us Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect It is God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is at the right hand of God, who maketh interces?sion lor us.
Chorus--Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wis?dom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. Blessing and honor, glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever. Amen.
The University Choral Union invites the audience to join with them in singing the "Hallelujah Chorus." Unless you wish to keep it, please leave the music at the door when leaving.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
Donald Bryant, Conductor Nancy Hodge, Accompanist Robert Johnson, Manager
Terra Albert Patsy Auiler Pat Austin Mary ISainton Lola Hradstreet Carol llrcchmin Ann Hronson Ann Burke Letilia Byrd Susan Campbell Maureen Casey Susan Clark Lisa Climcr Christine Crockett Joann Dannecker Dorothy Denniston Barbara Deur Barbara Dickey Darcy Duffy Kathryn Elliott Sarah Ely
Elizabeth EnKelhardt Estelle Fox Emily Gersbowitz Julie Giuliani Barbara Gockel Gladys Hanson Lisabcth Uildebrandt Joanne Hoover Karen Huyser Sylvia Jenkins Cathy Keresztcsi Kami Krohn Kathleen Lin Doris Luecke Lisa Maglott Elida Malila Lois Ann Malthaner Donna Maul Gay McNally Loretta Mcissner Cheryl Murphy Amy Xerenbers Monica Paliewicz Andrea I'armelee Aj;nes Pearson Karen Perscllo Sarah Raiss Julia Remsperger Mary Rumman Margaret Schilt Alice Schneider Kim Smith Charlotte Stanek Heidi I'njjer Cheryl Waldcnmyer Diane Weil Joanne Westman Denise Rae Zellncr
Darby Anderson Judy Barber Kathy Berry Joyce Bleby Jessica Briefer Virginia Burr Marilyn Buss Frances Cameron Cindy Chang
Pat Anderson Margo Angelini
Martha Ause Helen Bareman Phyllis Bonarin Kay Kohn Beth Broad Ella Brown Marion Brown Barbara Burr Alice Cambron Mollic Cameron Susan Cameron Lael Cappaert Julie Cohen Margaret Counihan Mary Crichton Christine Dailey Alexandra Day Kerrie DeLevic Julie DcMey Arlene Dobberstein Maureen Duffy Jeanne Erickson Daisy Evans Mary Farrell Lucy Feldkamp
Jane Van Bolt
Sandra Anderson Lois Aroian Marjoric Baird Sally Baldwin Eleanor Beam Kathy Beam Carolyn Bedell Maureen Bondy Karen Coleman Anne Frank Anne Frascr Torn' Gibson
Iris Mri iiiL[.iji
Ellen Oliver Smith
Hush Baker Dan Borrcss Huuh Brown Timothy Dombrowski Robert Dotnine Steven Fischer Richard (Jiannotto Peter Humphrey Julian Kytasty Robert MacGregor James McNally Michael Nardone Duane Novelly Bernard Patterson Richard Schneider Till Sdiultz Ross Tobliff
Paul AiircIo Terry Berg Peter ISIeby William lironson Harold ("lark John ("omfort Merle Galbraith Albert (lirod Roy Glover Joe Gradisher Donald Haworth Dallas Hull Mike Jakubowski Robert Johnson Scott McWhinney Philip Melcher Rick Melvoin Ronald Miller John Pelachyk James Priore Rob Reizner Kent Schielke Peter Schluedcrberg Melbert Schwarz Philip Smith Michael Verschaevc
Richard Andrews Stephen Armstrong Mark Avenmarg Harry Babok Joel Beam Marion Beam Gary Blacklidga
Dean Bodley Harry Howen William Bradley John Brueger Charles Hurr Oiven Cathey John ("onroy Aaron Ellis Xeale Kyler Win Fairchild Thomas Farrell John Ciibson
Thomas Hascrty Neil Hedier Jack Helms .Mark Kaufman Klair Kissel Lawrence Lohr William Malila Benjamin Manning Robert Meader Sol MeU Malcolm Michels Mark Michels David Mulligan Richard Nicholson Steven Olson Kent Overbey Michael Parks Raymond Pearson Dennis Powers Bradley Pritts John R. Smith Michael Stewart Richard Staub Wade Sulton Rob Yonder Haar Mark Weadon Tony Wcston
Victor Abdella Scott Beam Gabriel Chin Lowell Fisher Robert Hall David Harari Charles Lehmann John Mclntire Alfred Meyer Thomas Rieke Robert Ronis Raymond Schankin Wallace Schonschack Mark Sebastian Vergil Slee Thomas Sommerfeld Terril Tompkins John Van Holt Peter William Robert Ziola
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Gustav Meier, Director
Daniel Foster George Marsh Amy Stocker Magdalen Heilbronn Kate Ransom Joan Christenson Laura Ross Maria Smith Alison Xeufield Joni Niemann
MiHee Chung Anne Hunter Cynthia Nichols Barbara Whale Scott Staidle Hal Grossman Mary Porter Mary Fichera
Phillip Stoll Nancy Yasiela Theresa Rohlok Becky Brchm Maria MakrisGouvas Tristram Seidlcr
David Moullon Cathy Mortcnson Cynthia Bloom Mitchell Lawrence I.ennie LaCJuirc Karen Sumner
Michael Crawford Keith Post Tim Meyer
Cynthia Green Carol I'urcell
Barbara Bynes Bruce Lupp
Robert Grim Alan Siebert
Timpani Dour Walter